Posted on: September 18, 2008 12:13 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - J Bands, Part 2

Thanks to each and every one of you who have been on my blog voting for your favorite songs.  The more response I get the more I look forward to doing my next entry.  Great songs make for good conversations and bring back great memories.  This particular entry is going to list 114 songs.  That is the most of any entry of done to this point.   I anticipate good participation on this particular entry, and I hope you guys don't let me down.

Speaking of good participation, the voting on the G bands was among the most popular vote to date.   I asked for 4 votes which many of you found difficult with all of the quality songs on that list.   Here are the four songs that advance to a playoff round from the G bands...

  1. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
  2. American Woman - The Guess Who
  3. Radar Love - Golden Earring
  4. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns and Roses

There is just an insane list of hits from the bands Ji-Ju.  I'm sure I missed a few here, but I did the best I could.  The list is a combination of songs from my own music library and Wikipedia.  My rules are few.  You may vote for as many as 8 songs on my list or you can write in some of your own.  With 114 songs from 11 bands, I couldn't see restricting the number of votes to less than 8.    

  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  • Operator - Jim Croce
  • Photographs and Memories - Jim Croce
  • Time In a Bottle - Jim Croce
  •  Working at the Car Wash Blues - Jim Croce
  • I Got A Name - Jim Croce
  • I Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce
  • You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce
  • One Less Set of Footsteps - Jim Croce
  • Alabama Rain - Jim Croce
  • It Doesn't Have To Be That Way - Jim Croce
  • Lover's Cross - Jim Croce
  • These Dreams - Jim Croce
  • Roller Derby Queen - Jim Croce
  • Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
  • Let Me Light Your Fire - Jimi Hendrix
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix
  • All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix 
  • The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
  • Burning of the Midnight Lamp - Jimi Hendrix
  • Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
  • Son of a Son of a Sailor - Jimmy Buffett
  • Fool Button - Jimmy Buffett
  • Livingston Saturday Night - Jimmy Buffett
  • Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
  • Cowboy In the Jungle - Jimmy Buffett
  • Manana - Jimmy Buffett
  • African Friend - Jimmy Buffett
  • Marguaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
  • I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
  • Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett
  • Do You Wanna Touch Me - Joan Jett
  • Light of Day - Joan Jett
  • Love is All Around - Joan Jett
  • Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
  • I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett
  • Everyday People - Joan Jett
  • Little Liar - Joan Jett
  • Backlash - Joan Jett
  • Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
  • Two Wrongs - Joe Cocker
  • I Stand and Wonder - Joe Cocker
  • A Woman Loves a Man - Joe Cocker
  • Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker
  • Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker
  • You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
  • With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
  • Cry Me a River - Joe Cocker
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  • Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
  • Annie's Song - John Denver
  • Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
  • Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
  • Calypso - John Denver
  • Fly Away - John Denver
  • Sweet Surrender - John Denver
  • Back Home Again - John Denver
  • Comin' Down the Road - John Fogerty
  • Rockin' All Over the World - John Fogerty
  • Old Man Down the Road - John Fogerty
  • Centerfield - John Fogerty
  • Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon
  • Woman - John Lennon
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
  • Stand By Me - John Lennon
  • Instant Karma - John Lennon
  • Mother - John Lennon
  • Mind Games - John Lennon
  • Working Class Hero - John Lennon
  • I Need a Lover - John Mellencamp
  • Ain't Even Done With the Night - John Mellencamp
  • Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
  • Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
  • Crumblin' Down - John Mellencamp
  • Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
  • Authority Song - John Mellencamp
  • Lonely Ol' Night - John Mellencamp
  • Small Town - John Mellencamp
  • R.O.C.K. the U.S.A. - John Mellencamp
  • Paper in Fire - John Mellencamp
  • Rumbleseat - John Mellencamp
  • Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp
  • Check It Out - John Mellencamp
  • Without Expression - John Mellencamp
  • Rain on the Scarecrow - John Mellencamp
  • Face of the Nation - John Mellencamp
  • You've Got to Stand For Something - John Mellencamp
  • Only the Young - Journey
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  • Wheel in the Sky - Journey
  • Faithfully - Journey
  • I'll Be Alright Without You - Journey
  • Any Way You Want It - Journey
  • Ask The Lonely - Journey
  • Who's Crying Now - Journey
  • Separate Ways - Journey
  • Lights - Journey
  • Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey
  • Open Arms - Journey
  • Girl Can't Help It - Journey
  • Send Her My Love - Journey
  • Be Good To Yourself - Journey
  • You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
  • Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
  • Victims of Change - Judas Priest
  • Rocka Rolla - Judas Priest
  • Pain Killer - Judas Priest
  • Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
  • Dog Eat Dog - Judas Priest

Well thats my exhaustive list.  Maybe 8 songs isn't enough to vote for.  I've got to put some limits on it though.  I'll be back a little later with my votes as this will take me some deep thought.  Have fun with this one.

Posted on: September 15, 2008 7:05 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - J - Je Bands

Good day everyone.  I hope this finds you all in good spirits and that your sports teams are doing well.  I'm a Kansas City sports fan so since I have very little to brag about, I have time to give you folks my latest entry of songs to vote for.  I want to thank all of the people who have taken the time to drop by and vote for their favorite songs.  Before we get started I'll post the results of the songs that advanced from the bands that start from the letter F.  I asked for 4 votes in the F's and there was a tie for fourth so I'll advance 5 songs to the playoff round from the bands that start with the letter F.  The songs advancing are...

  1. Cold As Ice - Foreigner
  2. Tuff Enuff - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  3. Jukebox Hero - Foreigner
  4. Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
  5. Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

I finally wisened up and asked for your help in giving me some bands for the next round last time, so from now on, I'm going to ask you guys to give me some band suggestions for the next letter.   The J bands were so many that I'll have to split it between two entries.   So if you folks can help me with classic rock bands that start with the letter K, it would be appreciated.  I've got a list prepared of Kansas and Kenny Wayne Shepherd songs, but not much else, so any suggestions from the peanut gallery will be appreciated, as I want to make this blog even better.   Remember, as always, my list of songs from the J thru Je is not a complete list, its merely a list of many popular songs.  If you wish to vote for a classic rock and roll songs thats not on the list, feel free to.  Since this list is pretty long and extensive, you may vote for up to to 6 songs this time.

  • Centerfold - J Geils Band
  • Love Stinks - J Geils Band
  • Freeze Frame - J Geils Band
  • Looking For Love - J Geils Band
  • Come Back - J Geils Band
  • Did You No Wrong - J Geils Band
  • One Last Kiss - J Geils Band
  • Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
  • These Days - Jackson Browne
  • Fountain of Sorrow - Jackson Browne
  • The Pretender - Jackson Browne
  • Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
  • Tender Is the Night - Jackson Browne
  • Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne
  • Lives In the Balance - Jackson Browne
  • Sky Blue and Black - Jackson Browne
  • Shaky Town - Jackson Browne
  • The Load Out/Stay - Jackson Browne
  • Funk #49 - James Gang
  • Walk Away - James Gang
  • Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  • You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
  • How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
  • Something In the Way She Moves - James Taylor
  • Shower the People - James Taylor
  • Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
  • Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
  • Handyman - James Taylor
  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor
  • Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
  • Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
  • Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  • Aqualung - Jethro Tull
  • The Whistler - Jethro Tull
  • Bungle in the Jungle - Jethro Tull
  • Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
  • Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
  • Broadsword - Jethro Tull
  • Minstrel in the Gallery - Jethro Tull
  • Jennie Lee - Jan and Dean
  • Baby Talk - Jan and Dean
  • Drag City - Jan and Dean
  • Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan and Dean
  • Dead Man's Curve - Jan and Dean
  • Ride the Wild Surf - Jan and Dean
  • You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy - Jan and Dean
  • Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
  • White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  • Miracles - Jefferson Starship
  • With Your Love - Jefferson Starship
  • Count On Me - Jefferson Starship
  • Jane - Jefferson Starship
  • Find Your Way Back - Jefferson Starship
  • Stranger - Jefferson Starship
  • Can't Find Love - Jefferson Starship
  • No Way Out - Jefferson Starship
  • Winds of Change - Jefferson Starship
  • Laying It On the Line - Jefferson Starship
  • We Built This City - Jefferson Starship
  • Sara - Jefferson Starship
  • Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Jefferson Starship
  • When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed
  • East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed

    I'll be back later to vote and tabulate the votes if needed.

Posted on: September 13, 2008 7:30 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - H and I Bands

Hello to all my internet buddies!   Its time to vote for the best songs from the classic rock bands who start with the letters H and I.  You may find this one a little less challenging than the previous letters that we've already done.  I want to thank all of you who have voted and posted on my blog.  I appreciate the nice compliments that many of you have given too. 

The voting for the E bands has gone on for nearly two weeks, so I'll cut that one off and announce the songs that will go on to the "Rock and Roll Playoffs"  I asked for 6 votes for the E bands and the top 6 vote getters were....

  1. Hotel California - Eagles
  2. Desperado - Eagles
  3. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  4. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
  5. Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
  6. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton.

To tell you the truth, there aren't many classic rock bands that start with the letters H and I and none of those bands would I call a super group.  I only have around 30 songs to list.  I may be missing something here, so feel free to do a write-in off the list.  The only artists that I have in my music library in this category are Harry Chapin, Heart, Head East and INXS.   Since there aren't as many songs to decide on this entry, I'm limiting the votes to 4.   So pick your 4 favorite songs from this list or any write-ins you may have....

  • Taxi - Harry Chapin
  • Sunday Morning Sunshine - Harry Chapin
  • W*O*L*D* - Harry Chapin
  • Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
  • I Wanna Learn A Love Song - Harry Chapin
  • A Better Place to Be - Harry Chapin
  • 30,000 Pounds of Bananas - Harry Chapin
  • Dance Band on the Titanic - Harry Chapin
  • Sequel - Harry Chapin
  • Never Been Any Reason - Head East
  • Love Me Tonight - Head East
  • Magic Man - Heart
  • Crazy On You - Heart
  • Barracuda - Heart
  • Dreamboat Annie - Heart
  • Kick It Out - Heart
  • Heartless - Heart
  • Straight On - Heart
  •  Dog and the Butterfly - Heart
  • Even It Up - Heart
  • These Dreams - Heart
  • You Need Tonight - INXS
  • Devil Inside - INXS
  • The One Thing - INXS
  • Original Sin - INXS
  • What You Need - INXS
  • New Sensation - INXS
  • Need You Tonight - INXS
  • Suicide Blonde - INXS
  • Disappear - INXS 

If you haven't voted on the F or G bands yet, there is still time.  There's a link on this page to get to those blog entries so that you can vote.  

Category: General
Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:49 am

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The G Bands

As always, I want to thank everyone who has participated and posted on my blog.  I meant to do the G bands several days ago, but work got really busy and I just didn't have the time to post it.

I can't let this particular day go by, September 11, without honoring and memorializing  the 3000+ unknowing martyrs who's lives were sacrificed 7 years ago today.  It was the saddest and most horrifying day as an American that I've experienced in my lifetime, so I know that for those who lost loved ones from the dispicable acts of the terrorists it was a life changing disaster.  That being said, RIP to those who died in the terrorist attacks and KUDOs to our men and women serving in our armed forces.

I've cut off the voting for the songs of the D bands.   We voted for up to 7.  Eight songs will advance as there was a four way tie for the final three spots and I don't wish to do a special vote just to eliminate one song.   Here are the songs that will advance to a later round....

  1. American Pie - Don McLean
  2. Space Oddity - David Bowie
  3. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
  4. Riders on the Storm - The Doors
  5. What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  6. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
  7. Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  8. Light My Fire - The Doors

There aren't that many G bands however the ones I have in this list were some good ones.   This isn't a particularly long list so lets vote for up to 4 songs in this category.  I considered listing songs by Green Day as I really like that group, however, I'm trying to keep this limited to classic rock/pop which is mainly pre-1990 rock songs.  If you wish to write in a Green Day song or any G band rock and roll song that isn't on my list, feel free to do so.   Here's my list of G band songs.    Vote for up to 4.

  • Turn It On Again - Genesis
  • Invisible Touch - Genesis
  • Mama - Genesis
  • Land of Confusion - Genesis
  • I Can't Dance - Genesis
  • Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis
  • Hold On My Heart - Genesis
  • Abacab - Genesis
  • No Son of Mine - Genesis
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis
  • In Too Deep - Genesis
  • Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis
  • Thats All - Genesis
  • Misunderstanding - Genesis
  • Throwing it All Away - Genesis
  • The Carpet Crawlers - Genesis
  • Smuggler's Blues - Glen Fry
  • Radar Love - Golden Earring
  • Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
  • Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Rainy Day People - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Truckin' - Grateful Dead
  • Rosemary - Grateful Dead
  • Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead
  • Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead
  • Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead
  • Turn on Your Love Light - Grateful Dead
  • One More Saturday Night - Grateful Dead
  • Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
  • These Eyes - Guess Who
  • Undun - Guess Who
  • American Woman - Guess Who
  • Clap For the Wolfman - Guess Who
  • No Sugar Tonight (New Mother Nature) - Guess Who
  • Share the Land - Guess Who
  • Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
  • Its So Easy - Guns and Roses
  • Night Train - Guns and Roses
  • Mr. Brownstone - Guns and Roses
  • Paradise City - Guns and Roses
  • My Michelle - Guns and Roses
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns and Roses
  • You're Crazy - Guns and RosesDream Weaver - Gary Wright (no relation to Lazer_Wright)     

Although this list is much shorter than some of my previous ones, there are many great songs on this list and I think you'll find whittling your choices down to 4 may be quite a challenge.   So I'll post my votes and you may all post yours also.  If you haven't voted for the E or F bands feel free to do so.   When I do the H bands, that will be the cut-off for voting on the E bands.

Posted on: September 5, 2008 5:07 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The F Bands

Greetings to all my internet buddies.   I want to render a big Thank you! to those of you who have read and participated in my fun little rock and roll blog.  We've made it to the 6th letter of the alphabet now.   If you haven't voted for your favorite songs in the D bands or the E bands, feel free to do so.   Now that nobody has posted a vote on the C bands for a week now, I'll declare the four songs that received the most votes that will move on the the "Rock and Roll Song Post Season"  The four songs that made the cut were....

  1. With Arms Wide Open - Creed
  2. 25 or 6 to 4  -  Chicago
  3. Bad Moon Rising  - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  4. White Room  -  Cream

I really like the fact that four different bands were represented there.

I'm going to list 50 songs from rock and roll bands that start with the letter "F"  Remember, this list is not complete, just a list of songs that made a stir on the charts.   You may vote for these songs or any songs not listed as long as the band starts with "F" and is rock and roll.  There's not many "F" groups and this list is not nearly as extensive as the D or E bands, but I'll still be generous and allow up to 4 votes in the F band category.  My list is as follows.....

  • Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • She's Tough - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • The Hustle is On - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • Wrap It Up - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • My Babe - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • I Can Tell - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • The Things I Used To Do - Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • House of Pain - Faster Pussycat
  • Cat House - Faster Pussycat
  • Bathroom Wall - Faster Pussycat
  • Don't Change That Song - Faster Pussycat
  • Poison Ivy - Faster Pussycat
  • Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
  • All She Wrote - Firehouse
  • I Live My Life For You - Firehouse
  • Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
  • When I Look Into Your Eyes - Firehouse
  • Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
  • Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac
  • Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
  • Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
  • You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
  • Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
  • Sara - Fleetwood Mac
  • Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac
  • Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
  • Long, Long Way from Home - Foreigner
  • Cold As Ice - Foreigner
  • Headknocker - Foreigner
  • Starrider - Foreigner
  • At War With the World - Foreigner
  • Double Vision - Foreigner
  • Blue Morning, Blue Day - Foreigner
  • Hot Blooded - Foreigner
  • Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
  • Head Games - Foreigner
  • Rev on the Red Line - Foreigner
  • Break It Up - Foreigner
  • Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
  • Luanne - Foreigner
  • Urgent - Foreigner
  • Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner
  • I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • That Was Yesterday - Foreigner
  • Midnight Blue - Foreigner
  • Say You Will - Foreigner
  • I Don't Want to Live Without Your Love - Foreigner
  • Can't Wait - Foreigner

So please vote for up to four songs.  If you know how to highlight and drag to your entry box, please do to help in tabulating votes.  If you can't, no problem, I'll check back periodically to keep the votes up to date.   Thanks to all of you for dropping by. 

Posted on: August 30, 2008 5:16 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - Letter E Bands

Thanks to everyone who has participated and voted on my past entries.  I'm finding this fun and apparently the rest of you have as well.  If you're just finding my blog  feel free to vote on the previous entries.  I'm letting the votes tally at least 10 days now before posting the apparent winners for each letter category.  Speaking of that, today is the tenth day since I posted the letter B, Part II and the projected winners are....

  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • More Than a Feeling - Boston
  • Living On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen.

Reminder that voting is on classic rock and roll songs.  I don't have many E bands on my list but when 2 of them are the Eagles and Elton John, the list can still be long....and it is.  My list is exclusively from 5 bands this time; Eagles, Eddie Money, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John and Eric Clapton.  I imagine some of you may be Elvis Presley or Elvis Costello fans and if you wish to vote for any of their songs, feel free to.  I've never been compelled to collect their music and although I could research it and add them to my list, the list would get way to long.  The list of songs by these five bands is not inclusive of all of their songs, but I did pick the cherry tree relatively clean.

Lets vote for as many as 6 favorite songs from this list or any other rock song from an E band.

  • Life In the Fast Lane - Eagles
  • Wasted Time - Eagles
  • Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
  • One of these Nights - Eagles
  • The Last Resort - Eagles
  • New Kid In Town - Eagles
  • Heartache Tonight - Eagles
  • The Sad Cafe - Eagles
  • I Can't Tell You Why - Eagles
  • The Long Run - Eagles
  • In the City - Eagles
  • Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
  • Get Over It - Eagles
  • Hole in the World - Eagles
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Saturday Night - Eagles
  • Take it to the Limit - Eagles
  • Desperado - Eagles
  • Take It Easy  - Eagles
  • Pretty Maids All In a Row - Eagles
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
  • All Night Long - Eagles
  • Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
  • Already Gone - Eagles
  • The Best of My Love - Eagles
  • James Dean - Eagles
  • Ol' 55 - Eagles
  • Midnight Flyer - Eagles
  • On the Border - Eagles
  • Two Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money
  • Shakin' - Eddie Money
  • Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
  • Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star - Eddie Money
  • Walk On Water - Eddie Money
  • Think I'm In Love - Eddie Money
  • Running Back - Eddie Money
  • Maybe I'm a Fool - Eddie Money
  • Baby Hold On - Eddie Money
  • Trinidad - Eddie Money
  • No Control - Eddie Money
  • Peace In Our Time - Eddie Money
  • Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  • Livin' Thing - ELO
  • Showdown - ELO
  • Turn To Stone - ELO
  • Sweet Talkin' Woman - ELO
  • Telephone Line - ELO
  • Strange Magic - ELO
  • Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
  • Alright - ELO
  • It Really Doesn't Matter - ELO
  • Ordinary Dream - ELO
  • Melting in the Sun - ELO
  • Roll Over Beethoven - ELO 
  • Sacrifice - Elton John
  • Daniel - Elton John
  • Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John
  • Candle In the Wind - Elton John
  • Candle In the Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • I Believe - Elton John
  • Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
  • Circle of Life - Elton John
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John 
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
  • Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  • I Guess Thats Why They Call it the Blues - Elton John
  • I'm Still Standing - Elton John
  • Island Girl - Elton John
  • Levon - Elton John
  • Grey Seal - Elton John
  • Honky Cat - Elton John
  • Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
  • Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
  • Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
  • Pinball Wizard - Elton John
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Sad Songs Say So Much - Elton John
  • Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting - Elton John
  • The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Blues Power - Eric Clapton
  • After Midnight - Eric Clapton
  • Let It Rain - Eric Clapton
  • I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
  • Cocaine - Eric Clapton
  • Hello Old Friend - Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Promises - Eric Clapton
  • I Can't Stand It - Eric Clapton
  • Got You On My Mind - Eric Clapton
  • Believe In Life - Eric Clapton
  • Come Back Baby - Eric Clapton
  • Find Myself - Eric Clapton
  • I Ain't Gonna Stand For It - Eric Clapton
  • Broken Down - Eric Clapton
  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Superman Inside - Eric Clapton
  • Riding With the King - Eric Clapton w/BB King
  • Forever Man - Eric Clapton
  • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

So let the voting begin.  You may vote for as many as 6.  If you can highlight and drag the vote tally to your entry box and update the score, that would be great, if not, I'll drop by now and then to do vote updating as needed. 

Posted on: August 27, 2008 3:33 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - The D Bands

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who have participated in my blog.  I'm having a fun time with it, and based on the comments I'm receiving, you're enjoying it as well. 

I've cut-off the voting for the number and A Bands.  I asked you to vote for 3 songs and so I will advance the three top vote getters to a tournament round which will follow our journey through the alphabet.  The winners for the A bands were...

  • For Those About To Rock  -  AC/DC
  • Dream On     -   Aerosmith
  • Sweet Emotion  -  Aerosmith

In the voting of the bands B though Billy Joel I asked for 4 votes on those songs.   I'm advancing the top 5 vote getters as there was a four way tie for second place and I don't wish to do a elimination vote for just one song out.  The B - Billy Joel winning songs were...

  • Hey Jude -  The Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Let It Be  -  The Beatles
  • Shooting Star - Bad Company
  • Bad Company  -  Bad Company 

In this entry, there are a ton of songs by "D" groups.  Its not that there are alot of artists, its just that artists such as Don Henley, the Doobie Brothers, Dr. Hook, Def Leppard and the Doors put out so many good songs.  Since the list will be so long you will be given 7votes for D band songs.   As in other entries, there are also songs that have been left off my list that you may vote for.   Here's the humongous list...

  • Modern Love  -  David Bowie
  • Space Oddity  -  David Bowie
  • Ziggy Stardust  -  David Bowie
  • Young Americans  -  David Bowie
  • Let's Dance  -  David Bowie
  • Changes  -  David Bowie
  • Rebel Rebel  -  David Bowie
  • Starman  -  David Bowie
  • Fame  -  David Bowie
  • Golden Years -  David Bowie
  • China Girl  -  David Bowie
  • Blue Jean  -  David Bowie
  • Dancing in the Street - David Bowie w/Mick Jagger
  • Under Pressure  -  David Bowie w/Queen
  • Longer  -  Dan Fogelberg
  • Same Old Lang Syne  -  Dan Fogelberg
  • Hard To Say  -  Dan Fogelberg
  • Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg
  • The Language of Love - Dan Fogelberg
  • Photograph  -  Def Leppard
  • Foolin'  -  Def Leppard
  • Armageddon It - Def Leppard
  • Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
  • Rock On - Def Leppard
  • Rock On - David Essex (original artist of the same song by Def Leppard)
  • Hysteria - Def Leppard
  • Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Def Leppard
  • Animal  -  Def Leppard
  • Love Bites - Def Leppard
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
  • Too Late for Love  -  Def Leppard
  • Rocket - Def Leppard
  • Let's Get Rocked - Def Leppard
  • Two Steps Behind - Def Leppard
  • When Love and Hate Collide - Def Leppard
  • Bell Bottom Blues  -  Derek and the Dominos
  • Layla - Derek and the Dominos
  • Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
  • Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits
  • Lady Writer - Dire Straits
  • Twisting By the Pool - Dire Straits
  • So Far Away - Dire Straits
  • Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  • Walk of Life - Dire Straits
  • Calling Elvis - Dire Straits
  • Dirty Laundry - Don Henley
  • The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  • All She Wants to Do is Dance - Don Henley
  • Not Enough Love in the World - Don Henley
  • Last Worthless Evening - Don Henley
  • New York Minute - Don Henley
  • The Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
  • You Don't Know Me at All - Don Henley
  • Everybody Knows - Don Henley
  • Everything is Different Now - Don Henley
  • Inside Job - Don Henley
  • They're Not Here, They're Not Coming - Don Henley
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
  • Jesus is Just Alright - Doobie Brothers
  • Rockin' On Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • China Grove - Doobie Brothers
  • Black Water - Doobie Brothers
  • What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
  • Take Me in Your Arms - Doobie Brothers
  • It Keeps You Running - Doobie Brothers
  • You Belong to Me - Doobie Brothers
  • Minute By Minute - Doobie Brothers
  • LA Woman - The Doors
  • The End - The Doors
  • Love Me Two Times - The Doors
  • People Are Strange - The Doors
  • Hello, I Love You  -  The Doors
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • Break on Through - The Doors
  • Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
  • Love Her Madly - The Doors
  • Riders On the Storm - The Doors
  • Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook
  • Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook
  • Only Sixteen - Dr. Hook
  • Walk Right In - Dr. Hook
  • Making Love and Music - Dr. Hook
  • Sharing the Night Together - Dr. Hook
  • When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook
  • Better Love Next Time - Dr. Hook
  • Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook
  • Years From Now - Dr. Hook
  • Hungry Like a Wolf - Duran Duran
  • Rio - Duran Duran

Since there are so many songs on this list vote for 7 songs.  I'll post this now and vote later as this one is going to take me some time.  While typing this I must have seen 20 songs that I'd love to see advance.

Posted on: August 24, 2008 6:14 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - The C Bands

First off I wish to thank everyone who has participated on my previous entries.  Tonight at midnight is the cutoff for voting on my first entry, bands who's names start with a number and the Letter A.  Cutoff for the vote on this poll will be midnight EST August 31st

Reminder, my library sorts my groups alphabetically by first name so don't be stressed out by not seeing Eric Clapton (he'll be in E's or Jim Croce (he'll be in J's).  I also want to remind you that this is NOT a complete list, just a condensed list.  If you wish to choose a song by a "C" band not on this list, feel free to do so.  The list is primarily my choice of most popular songs and to help you think.

You may vote for as many as 4 songs from the "C" bands.   Here's my list.....

  • That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be - Carly Simon
  • The Right Thing To Do - Carly Simon
  • Mockingbird - Carly Simon
  • Haven't Got Time For the Pain - Carly Simon
  • You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  • Anticipation - Carly Simon
  • Just What I Needed - The Cars
  • My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
  • Good Times Roll - The Cars
  • You're All I've Got Tonight - The Cars
  • Bye Bye Love - The Cars
  • Let's Go - The Cars
  • It's All I can Do - The Cars
  • Dangerous Type - The Cars
  • Touch and Go - The Cars
  • Shake It Up - The Cars
  • You Might Think - The Cars
  • Drive - The Cars
  • Hello Again - The Cars
  • Tonight She Comes - The Cars
  • Surrender - Cheap Trick
  • I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
  • Gonna Raise Hell - Cheap Trick
  • Ain't That a Shame - Cheap Trick
  • Taxman, Mr. Thief - CheapTrick
  •  Dream Police - Cheap Trick
  • Oh Caroline - Cheap Trick
  • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
  • Beginnings - Chicago
  • Feeling Stronger Every Day - Chicago
  • Colour My World - Chicago
  • Saturday in the Park - Chicago
  • Just You 'N' Me - Chicago
  • Feeling Stronger Every Day - Chicago
  • If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
  • Old Days - Chicago
  • Baby What a Big Surprise - Chicago
  • No Tell Lover - Chicago
  • Love Me Tomorrow - Chicago
  • Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
  • Stay the Night - Chicago
  • Hard Habit to Break - Chicago
  • You're the Inspiration - Chicago
  • If She Would Have been Faithful - Chicago
  • Will You Still Love Me - Chicago
  • Chasin' The Wind - Chicago
  • I Feel Free - Cream
  • White Room - Cream
  • Are You Ready? - Creed
  • What If?  -  Creed
  • Say I - Creed
  • Faceless Man - Creed
  • With Arms Wide Open - Creed
  • Higher - Creed
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
  • Down on the Corner - CCR
  • Bad Moon Rising - CCR
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine - CCR
  • The Midnight Special - CCR
  • Have You Seen the Rain - CCR
  • Born on the Bayou - CCR
  • Susie-Q - CCR
  • Looking Out My Back Door - CCR

If you know cut and past or highlight and drag, you can help me by tabulating your votes.  If not just tell me who you vote for and I'll get them tabulated.  Vote, its your patriotic duty.   All who vote will be thanked and fived.  You're probably already on my favorite's list but if not, you will be.

My votes are for Drive by the Cars, With Arms Wide Open by Creed which in my opinion was the best song of the 90s, Higher by Creed which is also from their Human Clay CD and I'll reserve my fourth vote in the event of a tiebreaker or I'll pick it later.

Votes - Drive, The Cars - 1, With Arms Wide Open - Creed - 1, Higher, Creed - 1


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